Maple Butter Cake

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  • Total Time: 60 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 20 mins
  • Makes: 4-6 servings

The title of this cake pretty much says it all.  Yes, it is buttery – the very best things in life are.  Yes, it has maple flavor – a subtle hint in the top layer that gets some backup when you pour some extra over the finished product. Yes, it turns out like a cake – perfect for tea time.(Thanks to our friends at Runamok Maple for letting us share this recipe.)


  • For the crust:

    2 cups flour (divided into 2 x 1 cups)

    3 Tbsp sugar

    1/2 tsp ground Simply Organic cinnamon

    1/3 cup chilled butter cut into small pieces

    For the cake:

    3/4 cup room temperature butter

    3/4 cup granulated sugar

    1 egg

    2/3 cup Runamok Maple Sugarmaker’s Cut pure maple syrup

    1/2 cup half and half

    confectioner’s sugar for dusting

    Additional maple syrup for topping


    1. Preheat oven to 350.  Line the bottom of a 9” springform pan with parchment paper.

    2. In a medium bowl, add 1 cup flour, 3 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon and blend. 

    3. Add the cold butter and combine with your fingers or a fork until crumbly and just clinging together. 

    4. Pat into the bottom of the pan to form a crust and put in the oven. 

    5. Bake for five minutes.

    6. In a large bowl, beat the butter until fluffy. 

    7. Add the ¾ cup sugar and beat another few minutes. 

    8. Beat in egg and maple syrup. 

    9. Add remaining 1 cup flour and half n’ half alternatively and beat until just combined. 

    10. Pour batter over pre-baked crust and return to the oven. 

    11. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a fork comes out clean. 

    12. Let it cool.

      When ready to serve, gently cut around the edges of the pan and release the springform edge. 

    13. Place the cake on a plate or cake stand, dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve with any Runamok barrel-aged maple syrup on the side.

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